CM February 9, 1996. Vol. II, Number 17

The Great Canadian Trivia Contest


This is another "Who am I?"

  1. I was born in Almonte, Ontario, near Ottawa, in 1861.
  2. I returned to high school in Almonte at age twenty to complete my high school education.
  3. I attended McGill University in Montreal and showed an aptitude for athletics.
  4. I accepted a job at the YMCA International Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts.
  5. In 1891, while in Springfield, I invented a new game that could be easily played as a recreational game during the winter. It was called basketball.
  6. I went on to receive my medical degree from the University of Colorado.
Who am I?

DUE DATE FOR THIS ANSWER: 17 February, 1996


Remember, don't post your answers to CM. Instead, send your answers to Steve Caldwell at one of the the following e-mail addresses: or

January 22nd's Question:

As Minister of Finance I introduced my first Budget to the House of Commons in 1977, as Minister of Justice I introduced the new Constitution to the House of Commons in 1981.

Who am I?


The person who was Minister of Finance in 1977, and Minister of Justice in 1981, is now the Prime Minister of Canada, Jean Chretien.


  1. Mrs. Walker's Gr. 9 Social Studies class, Pitt Meadows Secondary School: Pitt Meadows, British Columbia
  2. Ian Raska, Colonel By Secondary School: Gloucester, Ontario
  3. Craig Andreas, Language Arts class, Goose Lake High School?: Roblin, Manitoba
  4. John Derrick, Centennial Regional High School: Greenfield Park, Quebec
  5. Phylis Caplin: Dalhousie, New Brunswick
  6. Arthur Witham, Internet address @MSSB Elementary MTEV.OECTA: Toronto, Ontario
  7. Jason Woo, Yorkhill Elementary School: Thornhill, Ontario
  8. Dominic Tropea, Gr.6, Our Lady of Peace School: Laval, Quebec
  9. Jillian Varty, Jeanne Sauve French Immersion School: London, Ontario
  10. Zohreh Mahmoudi, Jeanne Sauve French Immersion School: London, Ontario
  11. Annick McAskill, Jeanne Sauve French Immersion School: London, Ontario
  12. Samantha Guindon, Jeanne Sauve French Immersion School: London, Ontario
  13. Kristen Swain, Mr. Hiscock's Gr. 9 class, Bethel Academy: Victoria, British Columbia

General information about the Great Canadian Trivia Contest.

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